People Are Raising Funds For "Hero Egg Boi" To Pay His Legal Fees And Buy More Eggs

However, the teenager will be giving the majority of the donations to victims of the terrorist attack.

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On 16 March, a 17-year-old boy made international headlines for smashing an egg on Australian senator Fraser Anning's head

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In response to the terrorist attack at two mosques in New Zealand, which left 50 people dead, the politician had released a statement saying "While Muslims may have been the victims today, usually they are the perpetrators."

"The real cause of bloodshed on New Zealand streets today is the immigration program which allowed Muslim fanatics to migrate to New Zealand in the first place," he added.

The senator retaliated by hitting Will Connolly in the face repeatedly until he was withheld by security guards

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While the senator was restrained by security officials, his supporters tackled the boy to the ground and pinned him down.

Affectionately dubbed "Egg boi", the new Internet sensation has been hailed as a hero by netizens all over the world

Someone even created a crowdfunding campaign to help the teenager with legal fees as well as to buy "more eggs"

As of today, 18 March, the GoFundMe page dedicated to "our hero Egg boi" has raised AUD42,286 (RM122,719).

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While the boy was arrested by Victoria Police, he has since been released without charge, local media reported.

As such, the creator of the GoFundMe page has revealed that the teenager will be giving the majority of the donations to victims of the Christchurch terrorist attack.

Meanwhile, over one million people have signed a petition calling for Senator Fraser Anning to be removed from the Australian parliament

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"Senator Fraser Anning's views have no place in the government of our democratic and multicultural country," the petition read.

"Within the bounds of Australian law, we request that he be pushed to resign from his position as Senator, and if appropriate, be investigated by law enforcement agencies for supporting right wing terrorism."

Not all heroes wear capes. Watch the video of eggboi in action here:

Read about the tragic terrorist attack in Christchurch, New Zealand here: